The rapidly growing population of wild pigs in the US, estimated to be between 6 and 9 million, is causing significant ecological and economic damage, and despite attempts to control their numbers, their adaptability and intelligence continue to make them a menace.
Wild pigs, also known as feral pigs, are causing chaos and significant damage in the United States. These pigs, which provide little value to the ecosystem, are proliferating at an alarming rate, with estimates of their population ranging from 1.5 million to 4 million in Texas alone. The pigs reproduce quickly and have spread across the country, thanks to human transportation for hunting purposes. Despite efforts by federal and state governments to control the pigs, including trapping, fencing, hunting, and using toxicants and contraceptives, the pig population continues to grow. The damage caused by the pigs, including destroying crops and vandalizing cemeteries, is estimated to cost millions of dollars annually.